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Mitchell Hall, once known as Sunflower Lodge, was the primary summer residence of the Mitchell family.  Alfred Mitchell and his wife, Annie Olivia Tiffany Mitchell, purchased the property with more than 40 acres of land in the 1880s. 

General Use Policies

Please help us maintain this unique collection of College history by following these guidelines:

  • The Mitchell College Archives may be accessed by the campus community from 8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday by appointment and accompanied by library staff.
  • Community members wishing to use the collections must make an appointment with library staff. Duration and extent of visits are subject to staff availability.
  • All patrons are required to sign in with the library front desk staff upon arrival and are kindly asked to wash and dry hands before handling archival materials.
  • Coats, backpacks and other belongings are to be left outside the room.
  • Pencils and laptops may be used to take notes. Pens and other writing utensils are not allowed.
  • Photographs (without flash) may be allowed; please inquire.
  • Food and drink are not allowed.
  • Materials should all be treated with care. The use of particularly fragile materials may require the use of cotton gloves and staff assistance.
  • Archival materials do not circulate, therefore must stay in the library. Items may be scanned or photographed with permission from library staff, please inquire.

About the Archives

The College Archives preserves the history of Mitchell College (established in 1938 as New London Junior College) through photographs, records, college publications, and all manner of artifacts.